There are a lot of interesting smartphones in the market which can be obtained for significantly lesser prices on a contract. But if you are looking for the freedom of choosing your operator and plan, then you will want to get one without a contract that binds you. If you are looking at high-end models, then which is the most expensive smartphone in the market? Additionally, which are some other high-end options in the market?
Samsung Epic 4G
The touchscreen phone with a slider keyboard ships in the manufacturer’s recommended retail price of $900. Available with Sprint at a standard price of $200, the smartphone was launched to introduce users to a superfast 4G experience with a sturdy handset, a great screen and the convenience of a slider keyboard. It became one of them most popular Android smartphones at the time.
The Android powered, 4 inch device was made popular primarily owing to its extremely high price. Priced at an insane $879, the phone by the renowned Chinese manufacturer went out without much of a bang.
Samsung Galaxy Note
The cross of a tablet and a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note is priced at $749 without a contract while it is for a significantly lesser $299 on a contract. The Android device boasts of a 5.3-inch touchscreen and became an instant hit with users wanting to use their handsets for purposes a mobile screen could not offer. The device still remains extremely popular with no other phone making its presence felt in this segment.
Apple iPhone 4S
The phone that needs no introduction, Apple’s iPhone 4S is available for $749 without the need to sign a contract with the service provider. The best iPhone yet is available on a contract for a much lesser $199. The device has gone on to become very popular with traditional Apple users as well as the newly turned. With new features like the 8 megapixels camera, Siri and full 1080p video playback, the device became an instant hit, like all its predecessors. Called the ‘king of cell phones’, the prices of the device are on the brink of a fall as the iPhone 5, the next in the hierarchy, gets ready to be introduced to the world by the end of September 2012.
Nokia LUMIA 800
The Nokia LUMIA 800 was supposed to be Nokia’s answer to its woes in the smartphone market and Microsoft’s problems in the mobile OS scenario. However, both did not go too much according to plan. The phone comes for $699 without a contract and has a 3.7 inch screen with other features like an 8 megapixels camera, 720p video recording and a fast processor.
Sony Xperia S
The 4.3 inch, Android powered smartphone will burn a hole worth $699 in your pocket. The device has been rated very highly by a lot of reviewers and offers 1GB of internal storage coupled with an included 32 GB of removable storage. The smartphone is 3D enabled, it has a multi-touch sensor as well as a proximity sensor. But the most interesting feature is the ambient light sensor at the bottom of the phone that changes color accordingly.
Geoff France is the author of this blog. He has years of experience in writing about technology and gadgets. He runs a website http://www.mobilephonedeals.co.uk/, that consists of latest mobile phone deals.
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